New labelling, smaller capacities and more regulation are some of the changes being implemented by Nottinghamshire County Council after Government guidelines.

Letters have been sent out to sellers of e-cigarettes and e-liquids in Nottinghamshire to let people know about the changes which come into force on May 20th.

The new plans set out that anyone who doesn’t follow the changes could face a 2 year prison sentence and/or an unlimited fine.

“The big change is the size of the bottles…”
Rich Thompson, Cloud 57

Here’s an outline of the new rules:

  • All e-cigarettes and e-liquids must be registered before they can be sold.
  • E-cigarette tanks have a restricted capacity of 2ml, refill containers are restricted to 10ml and e-liquids are restricted to 20ml.
  • Products containing nicotine must be child resistant and tamper proof.
  • New labelling and warning requirements.
  • A ban on certain additives, such as caffeine and taurine.

The new regulations also apply to those who produce e-cigarettes and e-liquids at home to sell online too.

Cloud 57 is a vape shop in Nottingham that sells e-cigarettes and e-liquids. Rich Thompson, a manager at Cloud 57 says that “the big change is obviously the size of the bottles”.

 

There are many different types of e-cigarettes and e-liquids – This is a selection from Cloud 57 UK.

There are over 2.2 million users of e-cigarettes in the UK today. The majority of those are smokers or ex-smokers – around 1.3 million people.

Nottinghamshire County Council have already started to make people aware of the changes in legislation by sending letters to local businesses.

Claudine White, Trading Standards Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council says that it’s to protect consumers:

 

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